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Map: The Ocean Floor Around Antarctica
www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/physmaps/oceans.html
Cold waters off Antarctica, sometimes called the Southern Ocean, form a distinct ecosystem.

Physical Map of Antarctica
www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/physmaps/antarctica.html
Antarctica is the coldest, highest, and driest continent, almost completely covered by ice.

Elsewhere on the Web

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
www.whoi.edu/home
Information on all areas of marine research, plus education resources and more.


National Science Foundation Polar Research
www.nsf.gov/home/polar
Information on Antarctic research from the organization that funds GLOBEC.


Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics (GLOBEC)
www.pml.ac.uk/globec
Information on climate change and how it will affect the abundance, diversity, and productivity of marine populations.


The Nathaniel B. Palmer
www.polar.org/science/marine/nbp/nbp_index.htm
Specifications and photos of the icebreaker

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RESOURCES

Helvarg, David. “Antarctic Tours Heat Up.” National Geographic Traveler, January/February 2001.

Heacox, Kim. Antarctica: The Last Continent, 1998.

“Antarctic Accidental—An All-White Penguin.” National Geographic, January 1998.

Weintraub, Boris. “Antarctic First: Alone Across a Frozen Land.” National Geographic, July 1997.

Stevens, Jane Ellen. “Exploring Antarctic Ice.” National Geographic, May 1996.

“Tracking an Iceberg the Size of a State.” National Geographic, May 1991.

“Antarctic Whales: Down in the Count.” National Geographic, January 1990.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Fothergill, Alastair. A natural history of the Antarctic: Life in the Freezer. New York : Sterling Publishing Company, 1995.

Messner, Reinhold. Antarctica: Both Heaven and Hell. Seattle: Mountaineers, 1991.

Mickleburgh, Edwin. Beyond the Frozen Sea: Visions of Antarctica. London: Bodley Head, 1987.

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